Hyundai A-League Champions Brisbane Roar today announced Ange Postecoglou has resigned as Head Coach, effective immediately.
Postecoglou leaves the Brisbane Roar after two-and-a-half years, during which he led the club to unprecedented back-to-back Hyundai A-League Championships, a premiership and consecutive qualification for the AFC Champions League.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the owners, players and football staff of the Brisbane Roar,” Postecoglou said.
“Their commitment and belief has created history for this club.
“I have been very proud to lead such an outstanding group of men, and I wish the club every success in the future.”
Club director Chris Fong paid tribute to Postecoglou’s impact on Brisbane Roar, but emphasised his departure would not derail the club’s determination to become an powerhouse of Australian and Asian football.
“The Brisbane Roar would like to thank Ange for his commitment to the club over the last two and a half years, and the considerable role he has played in its success,” Fong said.
“We respect how difficult this decision was for him and we wish him well in his new endeavours.
“Ange’s departure marks the beginning of a new chapter in the story of the Brisbane Roar, and we are committed to ensuring we have the right people in place to continue the club's legacy with further successes.”
Brisbane Roar will make an announcement regarding the role of Head Coach on Wednesday 25 April.
BRISBANE ROAR PLAYER STATEMENT
As a playing group we would like to voice our appreciation for Ange Postecoglou.
He has been a huge part of many of us being at the club and helping to drive us to the success we have enjoyed over the past two seasons.
We wish Ange every success in the next step of his career.
While we appreciate all the effort he has put in, we are now focused on the next chapter in the club’s history.
As a playing group we are committed to the club, it’s ideals and philosophies and will continue to work hard in pursuit of future success.